Coalition would keep the NBN

NEARLY two years after Tony Abbott vowed to tear down the beginnings of the national broadband network and to "demolish" it, the Coalition now says it will not roll back or cancel it, if it comes to power at the next election.
NEARLY two years after Tony Abbott vowed to tear down the beginnings of the national broadband network and to "demolish" it, the Coalition now says it will not roll back or cancel it, if it comes to power at the next election.

NEARLY two years after Tony Abbott vowed to tear down the beginnings of the national broadband network and to "demolish" it, the Coalition now says it will not roll back or cancel it, if it comes to power at the next election.

Shadow Minister for Communications and Broadband Malcolm Turnbull told IT Pro firmly this week: "No, the Coalition will not cancel or roll back the NBN. The NBN will continue to roll out but we will do so in a cost-effective manner in particular in built-up areas."

As the idea of a faster, ubiquitous always-on affordable internet matures in the minds of Australians, and more people show support for the infrastructure project, it is becoming increasingly difficult for the Opposition to continue its original stance. Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has repeately slammed the $36 billion project as a "rip off" and a "white elephant".


At the same time, a rollback is rendered more impractical with every metre of fibre optic cable NBN Co lays, and with the increasing number of NBN-packages released by internet service providers (ISPs) in those markets where new services are made available.

Mr Turnbull said the Coalition now believes "all Australians should have access to fast and affordable broadband but that the NBN [Co] has gone about that objective in the single most expensive and time-consuming way possible."

Read more at Brisbanetimes.com.au
 

Topics:  it pro, malcolm turnbull, nbn, tony abbott




Local Real Estate

finda logo
Featured Real Estate
Superb Quality & Pure... $399,000
House 4 3 3
Your Own Sanctuary ... $565,000
House 3 2 6
The Ultimate Beach... $449,000
House 5 2 2
Price Reduced - Must Be... $289,000
House 3 1 1

Featured Jobs

finda logo

Clarence Valley jobs listed daily


Featured Jobs
We are seeking an... Coffs Harbour Full Time
Fish Farmhand Grafton Casual
Fish Farmhand Grafton Casual
Commercial Features... Lismore Full Time


Local Partners

LATEST DEALS AND OFFERS

Great Gardening...

Win a $500 gardening gift voucher
Learn More

Cars For Sale

Find cars for sale online now.
Learn More

Property Listings

Post an ad from $30
Learn More

Local Profile

Stay Connected

Get the news as it happens, in your inbox

You can change the newsletters you are subscribed to when you edit your profile

Edit Profile


Special Offers

Latest deals and offers

View today's ePaper!

Read the digital edition
Learn More

Horoscopes

Libra

Someone has overlooked to repay you some money or a favor. You may be at odds as to how to deal with this. Give it a little more time, then...

read more

Marketplace

Special Offers & Promotions

Compare & Save